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Making your bicycle commute a rewarding and safe experience

Commuting to work on your bicycle in Washington can be an excellent way for you to simultaneously enjoy nature, get some exercise and save on valuable resources like money or fuel for your car. At Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, we have been able to help victims of bicycle accidents in their efforts to get compensation for their injuries. 

Putting community first

At Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, we feel that Seattle would be a better place if we no longer had any work to do. In fact, part of our work as Washington injury lawyers is to attempt to put ourselves out of a job -- by making the state as safe as possible.

Road construction and bicycle accidents

Bicyclists face all sorts of hazards, but the summer months may introduce additional risk factors that can increase the chances of something going wrong on the road. For example, road construction can pose a number of risks to bicyclists as well as drivers and pedestrians. Work zones can be dangerous for many reasons and a number of people have been hurt in accidents occurring in these environments. If you encounter a work zone while riding your bicycle, it is imperative to be particularly cautious.

Is a bicyclist a driver or a pedestrian?

In Seattle, it is not uncommon to see bicyclists travellng on both the street and the sidewalk. This can raise a big question for drivers and pedestrians: Where do bikes actually belong? The answer may vary in certain conditions, but generally, bicyclists can use both pathways to travel.

What are ways to protect your child from bicycle accidents?

Like many Washington residents, you may remember the fun and freedom of riding a bike as a child and want your kids to have the same enjoyable experience. However, you may also worry about the risk of accidents and injuries. There are many ways that you may reduce the risk of an accident by helping your child learn to ride safely.

Can drivers and bicyclists cohabit the road peacefully?

Seattle residents often worry about transportation situations. Buses, trucks, cars, bikes, motorcycles and pedestrians all share the road. In a cramped and hectic city like Seattle, this can be a big problem. So how can you work together to share the road safely with other types of vehicles? Today, we'll focus on drivers and bicyclists.

Keeping your bike properly maintained can keep you safer

Riding your bicycle in Washington may be an efficient way for you to commute or even something you enjoy doing leisurely for exercise or relaxation. Whatever your mindset is when you put your helmet on and head out to ride, properly maintaining the components of your bike can help you to stay safer on your adventure. At Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, we have helped support victims of bicycle accidents. 

Motorists do not look out for bicycles and motorcycles

No matter what vehicle you use, you need to be defensive at all times. Nowhere is that more pertinent than when you are on a bicycle. Studies have found that over half of all drivers on the road do not pay attention to whether a bicyclist is nearby. 

Safety tips for bicyclists and pedestrians

Washington State is a great place for people who enjoy being active outdoors or for utilizing bicycles as a means of transportation to and from work, school or other locations. However, it is important for anyone on a bike or on foot to always be aware of the potential risks around them so they can remain safe.

Safety tips for cyclists and pedestrians

It is far from uncommon to see people on bicycles, walking or running around Seattle and other parts of Washington State. Residents in this part of the country are known to quite active. Whether using a bike or feet to commute to and from work or for pure pleasure and exercise, it is important that safety be kept top of mind, especially when on roads that must be shared with vehicles.

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